The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 165 164 170
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 39 38 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.77% 0.78% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.49% 3.66% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 39 33 11
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +45.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £28,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,700 £40,400 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
MCSA
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Qualifications Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1118 1037 842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 22.18% 21.33% 21.42%
Number of salaries quoted 895 873 642
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the West Yorkshire region.

MCSA Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +3 28 £35,661 -10.84% 2
Wakefield - 7 £30,000 - 1
Bradford -2 3 £32,500 +16.07% 1
Halifax - 1 £30,120 -
MCSA
Yorkshire

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (86.42%) VMware
3 65 (80.25%) Microsoft
3 65 (80.25%) MCSE
4 63 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
5 61 (75.31%) Active Directory
6 57 (70.37%) SAN
7 53 (65.43%) MS Exchange
8 52 (64.20%) Windows
9 49 (60.49%) SQL Server
10 47 (58.02%) Citrix
11 44 (54.32%) MS Excel
12 43 (53.09%) Cisco
12 43 (53.09%) Hyper-V
13 39 (48.15%) vSphere
14 36 (44.44%) MCITP
15 33 (40.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 32 (39.51%) SharePoint
17 31 (38.27%) VoIP
17 31 (38.27%) MCP
18 29 (35.80%) Dell
19 28 (34.57%) Exchange Server 2003
20 27 (33.33%) Firewall
21 26 (32.10%) XenApp
21 26 (32.10%) XenServer
22 25 (30.86%) Wireless
22 25 (30.86%) ITIL
22 25 (30.86%) CCA
22 25 (30.86%) Citrix Certification
23 24 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2013

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 53 (65.43%) MS Exchange
2 32 (39.51%) SharePoint
3 28 (34.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 24 (29.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (16.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (12.35%) IIS
7 3 (3.70%) Apache
7 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.70%) Lync
8 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 44 (54.32%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.94%) MS Office
3 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 57 (70.37%) SAN
2 31 (38.27%) VoIP
3 27 (33.33%) Firewall
4 25 (30.86%) Wireless
5 20 (24.69%) WAN
5 20 (24.69%) LAN
6 19 (23.46%) DNS
6 19 (23.46%) TCP/IP
7 16 (19.75%) VPN
8 15 (18.52%) DHCP
9 9 (11.11%) SSL
9 9 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (9.88%) MPLS
11 6 (7.41%) OSPF
11 6 (7.41%) BGP
11 6 (7.41%) EIGRP
11 6 (7.41%) DMVPN
11 6 (7.41%) IPsec
11 6 (7.41%) VPLS
12 5 (6.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (60.49%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.58%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (13.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (3.70%) Finance
1 3 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (28.40%) Technical Support
2 20 (24.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 16 (19.75%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 14 (17.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Server Engineer
5 7 (8.64%) Analyst
6 6 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (7.41%) IT Administrator
6 6 (7.41%) Administrator
6 6 (7.41%) Data Centre Technician
7 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Applications Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Support Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Applications Support Manager
7 4 (4.94%) Support Technician
7 4 (4.94%) Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.70%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.41%) HTML
2 5 (6.17%) COM
3 4 (4.94%) Web Services
3 4 (4.94%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.70%) Statistics
2 3 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 52 (64.20%) Windows
2 19 (23.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (19.75%) Linux
4 13 (16.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (7.41%) Mac OS
7 4 (4.94%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.94%) UNIX
7 4 (4.94%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.70%) AIX
8 3 (3.70%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.86%) ITIL
2 13 (16.05%) Change Management
3 11 (13.58%) Project Management
4 10 (12.35%) Mentoring
5 9 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 7 (8.64%) Business Continuity
6 7 (8.64%) Coaching
7 6 (7.41%) Business Continuity Planning
7 6 (7.41%) BCP
7 6 (7.41%) Network Design
7 6 (7.41%) Load Balancing
7 6 (7.41%) High Availability
8 5 (6.17%) Network Architecture
8 5 (6.17%) Performance Management
9 4 (4.94%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.94%) Software Engineering
9 4 (4.94%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (4.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.11%) SQL
2 4 (4.94%) T-SQL
2 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.23%) C
3 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (80.25%) MCSE
3 36 (44.44%) MCITP
4 33 (40.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 31 (38.27%) MCP
6 25 (30.86%) CCA
6 25 (30.86%) Citrix Certification
7 19 (23.46%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (23.46%) CCNA
8 7 (8.64%) CCNP
9 6 (7.41%) CCDA
9 6 (7.41%) CCDP
9 6 (7.41%) CISSP
9 6 (7.41%) CCSA
9 6 (7.41%) CCSE
9 6 (7.41%) VCP5
10 3 (3.70%) MCTS
10 3 (3.70%) A+ Certification
10 3 (3.70%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 63 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (75.31%) Active Directory
3 43 (53.09%) Hyper-V
4 39 (48.15%) vSphere
5 26 (32.10%) XenApp
5 26 (32.10%) XenServer
6 23 (28.40%) XenDesktop
7 13 (16.05%) Terminal Services
8 11 (13.58%) VMware ESX
9 2 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (28.40%) Backup Exec
2 10 (12.35%) WSUS
3 2 (2.47%) SCCM
3 2 (2.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 70 (86.42%) VMware
2 65 (80.25%) Microsoft
3 47 (58.02%) Citrix
4 43 (53.09%) Cisco
5 29 (35.80%) Dell
6 23 (28.40%) Veeam
6 23 (28.40%) Riverbed
7 13 (16.05%) NetApp
8 12 (14.81%) HP
9 9 (11.11%) CheckPoint
10 6 (7.41%) WatchGuard
11 3 (3.70%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.70%) IBM
12 2 (2.47%) CommVault
13 1 (1.23%) Sun
13 1 (1.23%) Lotus
13 1 (1.23%) SonicWALL
13 1 (1.23%) LANDesk
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Eden Lea UK Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30764.00 - £40558.00 per annum + Out of Hours Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago